BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - South Louisiana heat is slated to rise through the weekend.
Emergency crews say that they see an increase in calls when the weather gets hot. Baton Rouge EMS says that they expect the number of calls to go up when the temperature reaches about 90 degrees for multiple days in a row.
They stress that there are things you can do to keep yourself safe and cool.
"If you know you're going to be outdoors, try to hydrate yourself the day before," says EBR EMS worker Mike Chustz. "If you can limit your activities to morning and late afternoon, that's also recommended."
Chustz also recommends that workers take frequent breaks, drink plenty of water, and keep an eye out for one another.